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I love coffee. Sometimes people try to switch my coffee to decaf when I’m not looking. I can always tell the difference. I also like Pringles, but only the reduced fat kind because they crunch better when you bite into them and they don’t leave grease on your fingers. I’m…

About Me
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As part of our quest to support women’s issues, Katana Photography is excited to announce our first ever Celebrating Survival contest!
Having any kind of cancer is frightening and confusing. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Katana Photography is welcoming all survivors from all forms of cancer to participate…

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When I was looking to buy my wedding invitations (back in April), I found a lot of designers on Etsy. After narrowing it down to a couple different designs/companies, I contacted both for their pricing list. One was pretty significantly more expensive–almost $2 per invitation more. Which I think all…

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When talking to people about photography, I hear one phrase over and over again: Kids and dogs are the hardest subjects to photograph.
I, personally, don’t have this problem with my clients…kids and dogs are among my favorite things to photograph. Maybe it’s because I like to have any excuse…

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Last week, Sean and I had our morning coffee on the balcony and watched as the Enterprise shuttle was pulled down the Hudson on a tug boat. It’s on its way to the Intrepid and I can’t wait to see it up close at the museum!

Weekly Coffee

Pin-Up Party ~ Jen

Jen also joined in on the Pin-Up Party Fun! Jen is the fabulous makeup artist that I work with regularly. All the makeup that you see in these pin-up party shots were done by Jen.

The other super fun thing about Jen’s shoot is that she was getting married (is married now)! So we themed her shoot to be retro bride chic. We also played around and had her dress like the “groom” a little bit, too. How cute are these???

Pin-Up Party ~ Jen

Pin-Up Party ~ Jen

Pin-Up Party ~ Jen

Pin-Up Party ~ Jen

Pin-Up Party ~ Jen

Pin-Up Party ~ Jen

Pin-Up Party ~ Jen

Pin-Up Party ~ Jen

Pin-Up Party ~ Jen

To book your own Pin-Up Party, all you need is a few of your friends (minimum 4 girls, maximum 10) and a deposit to secure your date. For only $125 per girl, you receive a 20-minute boudoir shoot in one location, one high resolution digital image and an 8×12 wall print.  Or for $195 you receive two 20-minute boudoir sessions in two locations and two high resolution digital images and one 12×18 wall print.

Pin-Up Party ~ Eliza

This is the same Pin-Up Party that Julia was a part of. I think we had about 6 girls–all of which I’m going to try to feature over the next few weeks. Eliza’s shoot was interesting…Liza and I have been friends for quite a while. She doesn’t wear makeup. She sees it as a misrepresentation of herself. In fact, she (and her sister who also joined in the Pin-Up fun) don’t even own foundation. Which is a pretty important part of preparing for a shoot. You know, the lights and camera can sometimes wash you out, blah blah blah.

Liza’s also a very modest person. Going out for drinks and dancing, she (like me usually) tends to wear casual cute clothing–not anything too revealing or tight. She chose to wear this Esther Williams bathing suit for her 20-minute session which photographed beautifully.

It just goes to show that your pin-up shoot or boudoir session can be anything you want it to be. It doesn’t have to be revealing or suggestive. It can be cute and fun and retro!

Pin-Up Party ~ Eliza

Pin-Up Party ~ Eliza

Pin-Up Party ~ Eliza

Pin-Up Party ~ Eliza

Pin-Up Party ~ Eliza

Pin-Up Party ~ Eliza

Pin-Up Party ~ Eliza

Pin-Up Party ~ Eliza

Pin-Up Party - Julia

The Pin-Up Party is my latest project. It’s essentially a way to do a boudoir shoot with a few of your friends (minimum 4 girls, maximum 10) at an inexpensive price! For only $125 per girl, you receive a 20-minute boudoir shoot in one location, one high resolution digital image and an 8×12 wall print.  Or for $195 you receive two 20-minute boudoir sessions in two locations and two high resolution digital images and one 12×18 wall print.

Julia was involved with Katana Photography’s first ever pin-up party and I’m going to show you one by one, each girl’s shoot. The girls went with a very retro theme and I couldn’t help but think Julia had channeled Dita Von Teese for this shoot. STUNNING!

Pin-Up Party - Julia

Pin-Up Party - Julia

Pin-Up Party - Julia

Pin-Up Party - Julia

Pin-Up Party - Julia

Pin-Up Party - Julia

Pin-Up Party - Julia

Pin-Up Party - Julia

Pin-Up Party - Julia

Pin-Up Party - Julia

Pin-Up Party - Julia

Pin-Up Party - Julia

Pin-Up Party - Julia

Anita’s Boudoir and Lifestyle Shoot

About a month ago, Anita participated in my first Pin-Up Party. While her makeup and hair looked very glamorous and beautiful, she wanted something that was a little more ‘her’–something that more accurately illustrated who ANITA is! I loved this shoot–I think it perfectly shows her personality, fashion, humor and sensuality.

Also, FYI, girlfriend was wearing Givenchy shoes! Let’s all take a moment to sigh over those… (Anita also taught me that it is pronounced Jee-vohn-shay not Gah-vehn-chi like I said)

Anitas Boudoir and Lifestyle Shoot

Anitas Boudoir and Lifestyle Shoot

Anitas Boudoir and Lifestyle Shoot

Anitas Boudoir and Lifestyle Shoot

Anitas Boudoir and Lifestyle Shoot

Anitas Boudoir and Lifestyle Shoot

Anitas Boudoir and Lifestyle Shoot

Anitas Boudoir and Lifestyle Shoot

Anitas Boudoir and Lifestyle Shoot

Anitas Boudoir and Lifestyle Shoot

Anitas Boudoir and Lifestyle Shoot

Anitas Boudoir and Lifestyle Shoot

Anitas Boudoir and Lifestyle Shoot

Anitas Boudoir and Lifestyle Shoot

Anitas Boudoir and Lifestyle Shoot

Anitas Boudoir and Lifestyle Shoot